Party calls for fight­ing graft in civil ser­vice

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KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA has urged the gov­ern­ment to un­der­take a con­certed ef­fort to com­bat the ills of cor­rup­tion in the civil ser­vice, and sup­ports the prac­tice of good gover­nance in or­der to im­prove trans­parency and ef­fi­ciency in gov­ern­ment agen­cies.

This call was part of the party’s six main res­o­lu­tions, which were unan­i­mously passed and adopted at the party’s 63rd an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at Wisma MCA yes­ter­day.

The six main res­o­lu­tions in­volved party af­fairs, pol­i­tics, gov­ern­ment mat­ters, econ­omy, ed­u­ca­tion and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions.

Un­der the party af­fairs res­o­lu­tions, mem­bers are urged to unite against ex­ter­nal threats, and di­vi­sions na­tion­wide should in­crease its peo­ple­cen­tric pro­grammes in pre­par­ing for the im­pend­ing gen­eral elec­tion so that the party can achieve bet­ter re­sults.

MCA con­tin­ues to strongly op­pose the im­ple­men­ta­tion of hudud en­act­ment, and will res­o­lutely de­fend the na­tion’s par­lia­men­tary demo­cratic sys­tem to en­sure the con­tin­u­ance of the na­tion’s di­verse back­grounds since in­de­pen­dence.

“The party also con­demns ev­ery form of ex­trem­ism and hate pol­i­tics, as well as street demon­stra­tions that aim at di­vid­ing the rakyat to pro­tect the na­tion’s sta­bil­ity and racial har­mony,” it said.

The party also voiced its sup­port for the en­act­ment of law and reg­u­la­tions that could ef­fec­tively mon­i­tor and reg­u­late po­lit­i­cal do­na­tions, as­sets and ex­pen­di­tures to achieve the vi­sion of a po­lit­i­cally clean and trans­par­ent na­tion.

At the same time, the party also fully sup­ports amend­ments to the Law Re­form (Mar­riage and Di­vorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] aimed at en­sur­ing that any mar­riage con­tracted by civil law can only be dis­solved by that same law and this in­cludes ful­fill­ing ev­ery re­spon­si­bil­ity con­tracted by Act 164. The party be­lieves that the amend­ments pro­vide the best re­course in ad­dress­ing mat­ters aris­ing when one spouse con­verts.

For its res­o­lu­tion on econ­omy, the party urged the gov­ern­ment to ad­vance trans­parency on poli­cies re­lated to for­eign work­ers and set guide­lines on the em­ploy­ment and dis­tri­bu­tion of these work­ers based on in­dus­trial needs.

“This is to en­sure that the hir­ing of for­eign work­ers will ben­e­fit the na­tion’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment with­out com­pro­mis­ing em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for our own cit­i­zens and the peo­ple’s qual­ity of life,” it said.

On ed­u­ca­tion, MCA calls on the gov­ern­ment to ex­pe­dite the recog­ni­tion process of the Uni­fied Ex­am­i­na­tion Cer­tifi­cate (UEC) to en­able UEC hold­ers to ap­ply for en­try into lo­cal pub­lic uni­ver­si­ties and into the civil ser­vice.

“The party re­jects any sug­ges­tion that na­tional unity can be achieved if there is just one sin­gle-stream ed­u­ca­tion.

“The party main­tains a po­si­tion to firmly de­fend the multi-stream ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem .”

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